Through green plains and charming cities such as Vicenza, Padua and Chioggia you reach the peak Venice
Departures: May: 5, 12, 19, 26 – June: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – July: 7, 14, 21, 28 – August: 4, 11, 18, 25 – September: 1, 8
The very attractive and mainly flat region of Veneto offers green lowlands and a maze of lagoons with beautiful historic towns. This bike & hotel tour offers you the opportunity to explore Venice and its surroundings. on your own and at your own speed.
Your starting point is less than an hour by train from Venice: Vicenza, the city of architect Palladio. The trip takes you in the direction of the Julian Alps to Bassano del Grappa, located on the Brenta River. Known for grappa distilleries. After some small climbing with the bike you reach the beautiful medieval town of Asolo.
It is highly recommended to enjoy a delicious Prosecco on one of the terrace of Treviso. A delightful trip along the river Sile brings you to your hotel in Mestre. After a short train ride, you can enjoy the rest of the day and night the beauty of Venice. with the ferries you will go cycling and sailing to the Lido island, island Pele Trina and finally to Chioggia, the little Venice.
After visiting the market, the route continues along the Bacchiglione river to the lively university town of Padua famous for its amazing frescoes by Giotto and the former roman theater Prato della Valle with 78 statues.
You ride along the hills Colli Euganei and stone caves Costozza and you will finish your tour in Vicenza.
Arrival in the city of Vicenza, famous for ‘Villa la Rotonda’ and the ‘Basilica’, designed by architect Palladio (16th century). In your hotel you will receive your bike and guidance for your vacation.
Sunday: bike ride ± 40 km.
Over a flat landscape you cycle to Marostica, at the foot of the Alps. After a visit to the Grappa museum (this is your own choice) we will continue to Bassano del Grappa. In this old town on the River Brenta you will stay overnight.
Monday: bike ride ± 65/40 km
We will arrive in Asolo, this is also the only piece of uphill cycling. When you go downhill you will cycle through the wineyards of the Prosecco wine. Evening (or in-between), you can drink this wine on the Piazza Pescheria in the old center of Treviso. Possibility to shorten the cycling by 25 km from Montebelluna to catch the train to Treviso.
Tuesday: bike ride ± 45 km
Along various waterways you will cycle to Mestre known by Palladio’s Villa Foscari, also called the “Malcontenta”.You can stay here or (surcharge) at a hotel in Venice. You will arrive early and can therefore go to visit Venice if you go by train from Mestre.
Wednesday: fietstocht ± 35 km
From Mestre / Venice you will leave towards Chioggia. The ferry takes you to the small island of Lido and Pellestrina you will take a bike ride along picturesque houses and fishing boats. The ferry will take you to Chioggia, a miniature Venice.
Thursday: fietstocht ± 60 km
Along historic canals and locks you will arrive in Strasbourg, located at the end of the Brenta. Your tour ends in Padova, a walled city with a rich history, lively squares and the Capella degli Scrovegni, the Giotto masterpiece with amazing frescoes.
Friday: fietstocht ± 50 km
Along the park Colli Euganei you cycle to the foot of the Berici hills. Along the cycle route is also the Villa Rotonda, one of the most famous villas of Palladio. Just before Vicenza we will bring a short visit to Villa Valmarana ai Nani with the unique frescoes by Tiepolo.
After breakfast your cycle vacation is over and start your journey towards home begins.